Tension As Gunmen Attack Nigerian University, School Reacts

Tension As Gunmen Attack Nigerian University, School Reacts

  • Gunmen invaded the female hostel of the Plateau State University, Bokkos, but they failed in their bid to abduct students
  • The institution’s Public Relations Officer, John Agams said that the local security men repelled the attackers
  • One student was injured in the attack, which occurred between Tuesday night, May 9 and Wednesday morning, May 10

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Bokkos, Plateau State - Some gunmen have invaded the campus of the Plateau State University in Bokkos in a bid to kidnap students of the school.

Authorities of the learning institution said its security operatives repelled the attack, The Punch reported.

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The school authority said that some gunmen invaded the female hostel of the institution in Bokkos between Tuesday night and Wednesday but there was no abduction. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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The situation caused tension among students of the university and residents of Bokkos.

According to the school’s authority, the gunmen invaded the female hostel between the night of Tuesday, May 9 and the morning of Wednesday, May 10. However, it was understood that there was no abduction.

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Plateau State University’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), John Agams, confirmed the attack to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said:

”It is true that gunmen attempted to kidnap some of our students, but the attempt was repelled by our local security men.
"In the process, one student was injured, but no student was abducted.”

The school’s image-maker added:

”The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Benard Matur, is currently at the school premises and appealing to students to be peaceful.”

Meanwhile, the police command in Plateau State has not officially reacted to the incident.

Gunmen attack on Nigerian tertiary institution not the first time

It is not the first time that gunmen would daringly attack Nigerian tertiary institutions.

In November 2021, some gunmen attacked the staff quarters of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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During the early morning attack, the assailants abducted six persons, comprising two professors, one senior lecturer, and three of their family members.

A week later in Minna, Niger State, several gunmen invaded the Federal University of Technology.

The attack claimed the life of one student, with three others injured and two persons kidnapped.

Gunmen kill couple, five policemen

Insecurity in Nigeria has assumed a worrying state. Legit.ng reported two weeks ago that residents of Ngor Okpala, a local government area of Imo State, panicked when suspected gunmen killed a couple and five other police officers at a checkpoint in Okpala junction.

The deceased couple were identified as Mr and Mrs Chinaka Nwagu from the Amankwo Okpala community.

Cultists kill final year student in hostel

In a related development, Legit.ng also reported on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, how a University of Benin (UNIBEN) final-year student was killed in his hostel on Monday, April 3.

The deceased, popularly known as 'Mayor', was shot dead at Hall 3 boys' hostel when some suspected cultists invaded the hostel at night.

Source: Legit.ng

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